Friday, April 29, 2011

Artist of Miniature Paintings

I am in a photo club where we love to meet for photo outings
and at our monthly gatherings, we share photography ideas and techniques.
One of the photo clubbers is not only an awesome photographer,
she's an amazing painter and brought along her artwork.

Jan Knoll first photographs interesting places
and people.

Then she paints the scenes.

The stunning thing is...

She paints them in miniature!

They're no bigger than 3 by 4 inches.

Jan's been painting for twenty years and loved to paint
She never painted anything bigger than a 16 X 20.

Then she read a magazine article about miniature paintings
and was fascinated.

She flew to Florida where she learned the craft from a
miniature artist.  Well, the artist was normal size, but
the art was teeny.

She uses a magnifying glass and strong light
plus teensy brushes.

The fine details are exquisite on such a tiny canvas.
Each painting takes 30 to 40 hours to complete.

I am fascinated with people's talents!

Jan attends miniature art shows and
even competes in miniature contests.

I just HAD to share her vast talent
with you.

Thanks, Jan!


  1. Thanks for a great time last night Jill...its ok about my leg..didn't need it anyway ;)Its hard for a photographer to be on the other side of the camera.
    Beth Kraenzlein

  2. You had a great time I supposed at your photo club activities. :)

    Wow! Amazing talent! What a talented painter.

  3. gosh so amazing I wish I can paint like she does... really really so talented.

    on the other note I did pass it on to you the award that was passed to me.

    you deserve it that is why. Please check this link for the award.

  4. What a fun class! I'm jealous. I love her paintings! I have a miniature that I purchased from an art fair in Paris and I adore it!